Allan Burns

2013 Sol Tax Distinguished Service Award

sol_burns.jpgAllan Burns is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, where he held for several years the Jessie dePont-Magid Chair. During his lengthy tenure at the University, he served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology as well as Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He also held appointments in the Center for Latin American Studies and the College of Medicine.

The Sol Tax Award is presented annually to an SfAA member in recognition of long-term and exceptional service to the association. The Award carries the name of a distinguished applied anthropologist who provided during his lifetime crucial support and service to the Society.

Prof. Burns was elected by the membership to serve as the President of SfAA from 2010-12. Earlier, he had been the Program Chair for the very successful Annual Meeting in Cancun, Mexico, in 1993. He has also held several committee appointments over the thirty-plus years of his membership in SfAA.